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"Quantum 2017"

>From Foundations of Quantum Mechanics to Quantum Information and Quantum Metrology & Sensing

Turin (Italy) from 7 to 13 May 2017.

Quantum 2017 will be the eigth edition of this international conference attended by researchers coming from all over the world.

Purpose of this workshop is to favour the exchange of ideas and discussion on last results among leading physicists working in the interconnected fields of Quantum Metrology - Sensing & Imaging, Quantum Information and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics, in particular in the framework of quantum optics.

It is organized "ad memoriam" of our colleague and friend Carlo Novero who gave birth to this experimental research line in Turin.

The announcement can be be downloaded here.

Abstract (1 page) submission for contribute talks and posters: please send to quantum2017@unito.it .
Details in the "Abstract Submission" section of this website.

Some (non-exhaustive) information about hotels in the nearbies of the Workshop location could be found in this file.


A special issue of IJQI related to quantum 2017 will be published.
The deadline for the submission is September 15 2017.
The papers, following the IJQI style, should be submitted on the journal web site


indicating in the category "Torino 2017".

Steering Committee

Mauro Anselmino Università di Torino, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) sez. Torino
Paolo Aschieri Università del Piemonte Orientale, INFN sez. Torino
Giorgio Brida National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
Augusto Garuccio Università di Bari, INFN sez. Bari
Marco Genovese National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM), INFN sez. Torino
Paolo Olivero Università di Torino, INFN sez. Torino
Enrico Predazzi Università di Torino, Agorà Scienza

Organizing Committee

Milena D'Angelo University of Bari, National Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN) sez. Bari
Andrea Debortoli University of Torino, Agorà Scienza
Raffaella Di Nardo University of Torino, CSTF
Jacopo Forneris INFN sez. Torino
Marco Gramegna National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)
Ivano Ruo Berchera National Institute of Metrological Research (INRiM)


The workshop programme can be found here.
Latest update: March 20, 2017.

Friday 12th Special topic
Testing Quantum Gravity: from Cosmology to Quantum Optics

This special session will be devoted to the emerging research field of quantum gravity / quantum spacetime structures tests with optical states (from the holometer to measures based on micro-resonators). Purpose of this section will be to debate the possibility of testing quantum spacetime textures at quantum gravity scale, thanks to modified light propagation cumulative effects detectable either in table top high precision (quantum) optics experiments or in cosmic gamma ray dispersion relations data.


Crisel Instruments http://www.crisel-instruments.it
MPD - Micro Photon Devices http://www.micro-photon-devices.com
Springer http://www.springer.com

Abstract submission

Abstract submission deadline

  • Contributed talks : February 15th 2017 (please indicate if oral or poster preferred). Acceptance communication before March 1st.
  • Invited talks: March 1st 2017.
  • Post-deadline poster submission considered up to April 30th

Abstract (1 page) submission for contribute talks and posters to quantum2017@unito.it

Please include the following information in the body of the email message:

  1. One-page Abstract
  2. Title of the Summary
  3. Name of corresponding author
  4. Contact address
  5. Contact email address
  6. List of co-authors
  7. Specify if you prefer poster/oral presentation


Registration is now available online at the bottom of this section.

Conference fees

Conference fee includes conference bag and coffee breaks.
The conference fee is 300 EUR before March 15th, 2017.
The conference fee is 400 EUR after March 15th, 2017.
The conference fee is 500 EUR for conference desk registrations (after April 30).
Social dinner is not included in the conference fee.

300 euros including social dinner

Payment methods

The registration fees payment can be done either with Credit Card/Paypal or bank transfer. Please notice that the registration to the conference won't be confirmed until the payment is received (it may take few days in case of bank transfer) . 

  1. Payment with Credit Card/Paypal Paypal: payment allows to register and pay fees with a Credit/Debit card.
    Please notice: it is not necessary to have a paypal account to choose this method of payment, a Credit/Debit card is enough.
  2. Payment with Bank transfer: After registering at the link below,a Bank transfer in Euro corresponding to the registration fee should be done to

    Safood srl
    Banca di Cherasco
    Street: Via Roma 30
    Postal code: 12030
    City: Marene (CN)
    IBAN: IT36 G084 8746450000040102426
    Swift code: ICRAITR1DJ5

  3. Make sure that QUANTUM2017 and the NAME of the person you are paying for appear on the MESSAGE FIELD of the bank transfer. The name of the person must be the same used in the online registration form. Copy of the bank transfer should be sent to quantum2017@safood.it as Soon As Possible as it takes some time to process the payment.
    Please notice that all bank charges have to be covered by the ordering customer and please mention "free of charge for the receiving account" on all payments.

Cancellation fees

In case of cancellation of registration, an e-mail should be sent to the Congress Office (quantum2017@safood.it) before the 30th of March 2017.
No fees will be refunded after this date. A processing fee of 90 EUR of the registration fee will be deducted from all refunds.

If you have any problems with registration, please contact Dr. Frine Scaglione at direzione@safood.it Click here to start registration.


For information, please contact us at quantum2017@unito.it

Place & venue

Meeting location

The Workshop will be held at the historical rectorate building of the University of Torino

via G. Verdi 8, via Po 17 , in the Torino city center.


>From Torino Caselle International Airport:

By bus: SADEM shuttle buses run approximately every 15 minutes from the airport to Torino (main stops in Torino are both the "Porta Susa" and "Porta Nuova" stations).
The bus timetable can be found here.
The transfer takes about 45/50 minutes. Tickets can be bought on the bus, or at a kiosk inside the airport terminal (6.50 EUR + 1,00 EUR aboard). More info can be found here.

By taxi: taxi fare of 30/50 EUR for trips going from the airport to the city centre. The trip takes between 20 and 30 minutes, depending on traffic. More info can be found here.

Also car renting is possible at the Airport, with these companies: AVIS, Hertz, EuropCar, Budget/Maggiore, Sixt/Autotravel, Thrifty/Italy by Car. Car rentals companies are grouped together, immediately in front of the Domestic Arrivals, ground floor-level zero. A large parking is available at the conference place.
However be aware that traffic in the central area of Torino including the workshop location is restricted to residents and special pass holders.

Public transportation in Torino:
Metro: The closest Metro station to the meeting location is "Porta Nuova" (15 minutes walk), while the "Porta Susa" and the nearby "XVIII Dicembre" stations is at a 20-25 minutes walk. See below for bus/tram connections Bus: The meeting location is conveniently reached by several bus and tram lines from the closest train/metro stations:
  • lines #61 or #68 from "Porta Nuova" train station
  • lines #13 or #56 from "XVIII Dicembre" metro station
  • line #55 from nearby the "Porta Susa" train/metro station
  • line #68 from "Vinzaglio" metro station
Tickets can be purchased at the news-stands and tobacconists, not on the buses. Price of one ticket is 1.5 EUR, one ticket is valuable on the whole urban network for 90 minutes since its validation, which has to be made before the first stop by using the machines on board.
Additional information sources:

Some information about Torino

Please explore the Tourist Office website.

Turin is a relatively large European town (1 milion of inhabitants) near Alps (in 2006 winter olympics games were in Turin). The weather in May is already relatively warm (about 25 Celsius degrees), but can be rainy.

The history of Turin is relatively long: it appeared first time in III century b.c. as allied of Rome during second Punic war (it was destroyed by Hannibal who crossed Alps in the valley in front of it). Then it was refounded by emperor Augusto as "Augusta Taurinorum". In 312 the emperor Constantin the great won at Turin the pagan emperor Maxensius, allowing for the first time his legionaries to enhance the flag with the cross ("In hoc signo vinces"). The town refused to receive Maxentius opening the door to Constantin.

At the end of empire Turin was seat of a bishop. Then it was free city before becoming part of Savoia dukedom (vassal of Holy Roman Germanic emperor). Since XV century became the capital town of the dukedom (University was founded in 1403) and, after having sustained a long siege of French troops in 1706, with Utrecht peace (1713) capital town of Sardinia kingdom. During the whole medieval, renaissance and baroque time it was often besieged during wars between French, Spaniards and Empire, becoming periodically under French power. It was part of French Empire of Napoleon. After restoration it became the centre of Italian Unification. The king of Turin Vittorio Emanuele II unified Italy in 1859-1861 and Turin became the first capital town of the unified kingdom. In the last century, after the transfer of the capital town to Florence (and then Rome), Turin grew as industrial town. Among famous Turin physicists of the past one can remember Lagrange, Avogadro and Galileo Ferraris.

Many historical monuments remember its history as the royal palace, the palace of the queen ("Palazzo Madama"), the mole Antonelliana (a former synagogue, the highest building in bricks in the World, and nowadays site of National Cinema Museum), the holy shroud chapel and the renaissance cathedral, many baroque palaces. Many museums collect the collections of Savoia dukes (among them the most famous is Egyptian museum, the second in the World after Cairo).